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Jupiter Inlet Colony

This intimate enclave, at the southernmost tip of Jupiter Island is recognized for its location and tranquility. Jupiter Inlet Colony encompasses a total area of 0.2 square miles, with only 240 single-family homes either on the water or on one of the inland streets. Waterfront homes, on the Intracoastal Waterway or directly on the Ocean, boast beautiful views of the Jupiter Lighthouse, the Jupiter Inlet or the Atlantic Ocean. Some homes have their own private dock. Nearly every home within the town has easy beach access from one of the two walking paths that lead to the secluded beach. Although the beach is not a private beach, there is no public parking. As Jupiter Inlet Colony is practically surrounded by water, there is plenty of opportunity to spend time outdoors when living in this luxury waterfront community, from fishing on the docks or spending time on the white sandy beach. The homes and streets within the quaint town are closely monitored by their very own private police department. Jupiter Inlet Colony was ranked the number one safest town in the entire state of Florida in 2012. Residents of Jupiter Inlet Colony enjoy a spectacular lifestyle, with amenities such as private beaches, hiking, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and close proximity to the areas best shopping and restaurants. Jupiter Inlet Colony homes offer many different styles and sizes to select from. Homes range from small 1,600 sqft old-style Florida homes to large to waterfront estates on oversized lots. Some of the homes are move-in ready, while other homes need personal touches.

Jupiter Inlet Colony History

Due to the intricate waterways of the narrow Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River, early pioneers of the area relied on the bounty of the Loxahatchee River and the access to the Atlantic to provide their living. In the early 20th century, the river provided access to the steam boats and rail cars that would ship goods throughout the country. For many years, when the Jupiter Inlet District dredged the inlet, it pumped the sand into a marsh on the north side of the inlet. The result was a widening of the southern tip of Jupiter Island that fronted on the ocean and the Loxahatchee River. Hobe Sound resident John Hay “Jock” Whitney planned to build a house on the property. Charles Prynne “Charlie” Martyn of Massachusetts discovered the site on Memorial Day weekend 1953 and persuaded Whitney to sell him 86 acres for $3,000-plus an acre. Martyn laid out Jupiter Inlet Colony and started selling lots at $7,500 on the ocean, $6,800 on the river, and $4,800 in the interior. Golf professional Toney Penna and singer Perry Como were among the first purchasers. In 1959 the .18-square-mile community of Jupiter Inlet Colony was incorporated as a municipality. Martyn retained ownership of the tip of the island, including the Beach Club, until 1964. John W. “Jack” Kurtz Jr. bought a large part of Martyn’s holdings in the area, including the Beach Club and Martyn’s lots in the colony. A bond issue then provided the money for the town to purchase the clubhouse. Today there are over 240 homes with their fair share of notable residents. 

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Information sur l'inscription mise à jour le March 23rd, 2019 at 2:30am EDT.